pediatric dermatology

Tight, shiny membrane encases newborn’s skinAfter a cesarean delivery at 30 weeks, a 1430-gram premature female neonate was noted to have generalized thick, dark brown scale forming a tight membrane over her entire skin surface. Her mother was a healthy 19-year-old gravida 1 with normal prenatal screening ultrasound and laboratory studies. Family history did not reveal any congenital malformations or genetic disorders.
January Clinical Considerations for NPs, PAsThis month, we take a look at when to use biologics, advances in pediatric Atopic Dermatitis (AD), and how Trump’s presidency might impact dermatology.
Top 5 of 2016: Pediatric dermatologyThis year has seen many advancements in pediatric dermatologic care spanning inflammatory conditions to skin cancer as well as the nuances of these conditions in skin of color patients. These are the top 5 pediatric articles of 2016 from Dermatology Times.
Study offers new insight into pediatric eczemaResearchers have identified the skin phenotype of pediatric atopic dermatitis (AD) — a finding that challenges the notion of filaggrin's central role in the disease.
Advances in pediatric inflammatory skin diseaseExciting research is likely to change treatment for children. Dr. Eichenfield discusses advancements in treating this population.
Infant’s disseminated rash is twice misdiagnosedA frustrated mother carries her 2-month-old son into the office for evaluation of a diffuse bright red rash with dramatic hypopigmentation. Scalp, neck, axillary, and diaper areas are involved.
Adolescent with enlarging asymptomatic birthmarkAn 11-year-old girl asks her pediatrician about an asymptomatic birthmark on her right thigh that drains clear to slightly bloody-tinged fluid occasionally when scratched. It has increased in size proportionally as she has grown.
Infant with facial lesions and respiratory distressA 2-month-old Hispanic girl is transferred by her pediatrician to the emergency department (ED) for evaluation of decreased oral intake, failure to thrive, and large bleeding facial hemangiomas.
Crowdsourcing pinpoints unmet needs in eczema researchA new study using crowdsourcing harnesses the power of social media chatter to better understand unmet needs in eczema research.
5 facts to know about skin disease and self-esteemPhysical appearance can have a significant impact on the psychosocial health of children and adolescents, especially with identity and self-esteem.